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Traditional White Soda Bread

This traditional recipe will make delicious bread in less than an hour.

4-6 people
40 min

Ingredients

    • 450g plain flour
    • 1 level teasp. bread soda  
    • 1 heaped teasp. Bextartar (cream of tartar) - optional
    • Pinch salt
    • 25g soft margarine
    • 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml buttermilk

Main

    • 450g plain flour
    • 1 level teasp. bread soda  
    • 1 heaped teasp. Bextartar (cream of tartar) - optional
    • Pinch salt
    • 25g soft margarine
    • 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml buttermilk

Method

Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF).

Sieve the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine.

Pour in the egg and buttermilk mixture and stir well.

Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute or two.

Shape into a round and flatten slightly.

Place on a baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross and bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

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Method

Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF).

Sieve the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine.

Pour in the egg and buttermilk mixture and stir well.

Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute or two.

Shape into a round and flatten slightly.

Place on a baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross and bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.